A recent announcement by the provincial government that it would be awarding another 50 retail licences in the province, eight of which will be reserved for First Nation communities, has raised significant concerns over jurisdiction for First Nations.
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Aundeck Omni Kaning First Nation plebiscite and survey give chief and council nod to regulate legal pot sales
Limiting cannabis stores on Ontario First Nations against ‘community sovereignty’says regional Chief after the Ontario government announced that it will issue up to eight licences for cannabis store on First Nations reserves.
Metis, First Nations say they also won't be ready for legal pot by next summer: Leaders of indigenous groups have joined a growing list of people asking the federal government to delay its plans to make recreational marijuana legal in Canada by next summer
Ontario’s proposed marijuana distribution system is “an unprecedented opportunity” for First Nations, but poses “considerable risks,” warns Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day.